After our half hour visit to Cedar Bog on May 31, we decided we wanted to go back when the Grass Pink Orchids were blooming. We invited our friend, John to come with us. The tree we are looking at is a Yellow Maple. It marks the "Y" in the circular trail.
At the Sedge Meadow, Tom found the Showy Lady's Slippers still blooming.
In the second section of Sedge Meadow we found the Round-leafed Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia). We knew where to find them because years ago we went on a guided walk. The plants are very tiny, only a little bigger than the lid on a small jar of bread and butter pickles. They are fascinating to me because they are very tiny, yet are a carnivorous plant.
Far out in the sedge meadow, we saw this plant. Fortunately, Tom has a camera that could take the distant shot.
I posted this photo on Ohio Wildflowers and learned that it was Phlox maculata.
In this same meadow, Shrubby Cinquefoil were beginning to bloom.
Below is a plant I find interesting. I first saw it years ago when I was exploring with a park naturalist off the trail at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary. It was a rare oportunity to go into the usually unseen parts of the woods. He explained that it was believed to have been called Nein bark by early German settlers because the bark peels off the branches. The name, over time, has become Ninebark. The flowers are not at their most beautiful showy selves in this photo.
Here is a crop of the photo above showing the long curving branches on which the old bark peels off in layers.
This is a photo that Tom took when we visited the bog last June 11 when the flowers were showy.
There were a lot of Tall Meadow Rue Plants. It is a species in which there are male and female plants are on different plants.
All along the trail we saw butterflies but none of them stayed around long enough for Tom or me to get a picture.
We were finishing our walk when Tom found this Red Admiral. It was down in the grasses so interested in whatever was there that it stayed for a bit longer than the other butterflies.